GR A1 Trip

Indian Summer in Québec and Gaspésie Parks

A personalized trip for members of FFRandonnée and their partners, to discover Quebec and the Gaspésie national parks in the fall.


In this vast protected natural area, you will have the pleasure to walk the Appalachian Trail, first GR of North America, on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of its creation. The International Appalachian Trail Association, a Canadian partner of the FFRandonnée, shares its experience with us to create a link with Québec and make it an exceptional trip.

This unique hiking trip is organized with a focus on comprehensive and comfortable services. Montreal, Quebec City, the Montmorency Falls ... and the possibility of a whale watching excursion complete the program.

Highlights OF TRAVEL

• A complete program of hikes in the Gaspésie Parks on the International Appalachian Trail.
• The atmosphere of the Indian summer in Quebec.
• Visit of Montreal, Quebec City and Montmorency Falls.
• Optional boat trips in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
• A friendly meeting with the members and the organizers of the international Appalachian Trail, partner of FFRandonnée.
• An Allibert Trekking guide for the duration of the trip.
• The comfort and quality of accommodation, mixing authenticity and modernity.
• A grand tour coach available for the duration of the trip.
• Very comprehensive services.

Discover the destination and the detailed program by consulting our trip sheet.

Detailed Sheet


Isabelle will be your dedicated contact for inquiries or registrations.
You can contact her:

by giving us your full details


+33 (0)4 92 45 49 34

She will send you a pre-filled digital registration form to confirm your trip.



Press release and News release about the GR® A1


PRESS Release

NEWS Release

A first GR® in America: GR® A1!


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This is in Forillon National Park, 2 October 2015 the French Federation of Hiking (FFRandonnée) inaugurated the first route of “Grande Randonnée” (GR ®) in North America, GR®A1, for the approval of 650 km of the International Appalachian trail - Québec (IAT-QC). This certification aims to guarantee the quality and sustainability of routes which it is granted, in accordance with criteria normage recognized and proven.


What is a GR® ?


A GR® (Grande Randonnée), is a route supported by a network of trail(s) which allows you to browse over several days:

  • One or more  region(s): In France, we can cite the GR®20 in Corsica or the GR®3 Mont Gerbier de Jonc (Ardèche) in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique).
  • A Massive: the GR®10 in the Pyrenees or GR®54 around the Ecrins massif. 
  • Whole country: GR®5 Netherlands to the Mediterranean or the GR®65 left Geneva (Switzerland) and ends in St. Jacques de Compostela (Spain). 

They can follow on foot, guided by the uniform markup consists of a white line and a red line superimposed. 

The GR® carry a number and a name, they are approved by the French Federation of Hiking.

Video of the GR A1 Inauguration Day

Thanks to the TDLG for the video!